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Richmond Heights, Ohio
Richmond Town Square shopping mall
Richmond Town Square shopping mall
The City with the Forward Look
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 41°33′29″N 81°30′13″W / 41.55806°N 81.50361°W / 41.55806; -81.50361Coordinates: 41°33′29″N 81°30′13″W / 41.55806°N 81.50361°W / 41.55806; -81.50361
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Founded 1917 (as Village of Claribel)
Incorporated 1918
(renamed to Richmond Heights)
City Formed 1960
 • Total 4.44 sq mi (11.50 km2)
 • Land 4.43 sq mi (11.48 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
869 ft (267 m)
 • Total 10,546
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,332.96/sq mi (900.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 216
FIPS code 39-66894
GNIS feature ID 1072241

Richmond Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 10,546 at the 2010 census.


Richmond Heights is located at 41°33′29″N 81°30′13″W / 41.55806°N 81.50361°W / 41.55806; -81.50361 (41.558183, -81.503651). Richmond Heights borders Euclid on the west, Lyndhurst and South Euclid on the south, Highland Heights on the east, and Willoughby Hills to the north.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.45 square miles (11.53 km2), of which 4.44 square miles (11.50 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 265
1930 418 57.7%
1940 507 21.3%
1950 891 75.7%
1960 5,068 468.8%
1970 9,220 81.9%
1980 10,095 9.5%
1990 9,611 −4.8%
2000 10,944 13.9%
2010 10,546 −3.6%
2019 (est.) 10,342 −1.9%

82.7% spoke English, 4.8% Russian, 3.1% Spanish, 1.9% Slovene, 1.7% Italian, 1.2% Chinese, and 1.1% Croatian.

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 38.5% held a bachelor's degree or higher.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,546 people, 4,766 households, and 2,812 families living in the city. The population density was 2,375.2 inhabitants per square mile (917.1/km2). There were 5,370 housing units at an average density of 1,209.5 per square mile (467.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 48.5% White, 44.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 4.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 4,766 households, of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.0% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 46.1 years. 18.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 31% were from 45 to 64; and 20.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.9% male and 55.1% female.

Residential areas

Some popular developments include the Richmond Bluffs, near the Cuyahoga County Airport, off Richmond Road, the Rushmore Subdivision, off of Highland Road, and Richwood, south of the Richmond-Highland Roads intersection. The largest residential area in Richmond Heights is the Scottish Highlands, off of Highland Road. Many ranch-style homes are found throughout the area.

Many apartments are also located in Richmond Heights. Some major complexes are located throughout the Loganberry section of Richmond Heights (between Brush Road and Chestnut Lane on Chardon Road, or Route 6).


Richmond Heights was founded as the Village of Claribel in 1917, but was later renamed as Richmond Heights in 1918.

Street naming coincidence

Richmond Heights has streets named Hillary Lane and Donald Avenue within a quarter mile of each other, which share the first names of the two major party candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election. This is purely coincidental, as those streets were both named long ago.

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